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It's been too quiet here and by quiet I mean creatively dead. You might call it "artists block" but I call it a lack of routine. I simply have not been sitting down in my studio every morning and working, whether that work is painting or staring at a painting (artist secret: a lot of time is spent staring at nothing or a canvas while the mind works out what to do). The work isn't going to do itself and that requires me to put the time in for it to happen.
When you work from home it's easy to allow yourself to become distracted by numerous things, but knowing myself I have learned that I need a routine. I actually like a routine, it helps to keep me on track and accountable.
Another reason for my lack of focus has been that I need a goal. I have learned that I am goal and deadline oriented. The group show that I was hoping to put together hasn't generated enough interest (from the artists) so I am going to have to change my ideas and I am working on how to proceed.
There's so much more that goes into making art than actually making art. But, I cannot let details distract me from the actual purpose of making art - which is making art! So, (if anybody is out there reading this) I am rededicating myself to a regular work habit and routine. It's good for my fans, it's good for my work and it's good for my soul.
I will keep you updated on my latest work and perhaps some insight into my creative process.
Jennifer Trefiak, Trefiak Art, Copyright 2018